Netflix Unveils Thai Debut Slate Including Four Original Feature Films and Two Series

Netflix has revealed its debut slate of original Thai productions, which includes four feature films and two television series.

All four films will be produced in association with local production partners GMM Studios International, Song Sound Production, Transformation Films, and 18 Tanwa.

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The list includes the latest from director Sitisiri Mongkolsiri Hunger, which is billed as a restaurant drama that follows Aoy, a woman in her twenties, who runs her family’s local stir-fry noodle restaurant in Bangkok’s old town. One day, she receives an invitation to leave the family business and join the ‘Hunger’ team, Thailand’s number one luxury chef’s table team led by the resourceful and infamously obnoxious celebrity chef Paul.

Writer and director Prueksa Amaruji will bring the lost lotteries, produced by Ekachai Uekrongtham, to the streamer. The film is billed as a heist comedy about 5 losers united by a crazy mission to retrieve their 30 million baht winning lottery tickets from a mafia gang based in a firecracker factory. The film will arrive on Netflix on November 16, 2022.

Director-producer Wisit Sasanatieng will debut The murderer (w/t), about an Englishman accused of murdering his Thai in-laws, his wife the only witness standing between guilt and freedom. Abishek J. Bajaj wrote the script. This will be the streamer’s first film in the Northeast Thai dialect.

The latest from veteran filmmaker Nonzee Nimibutr Mon Rak Nak Pak (w/t) will also debut on the streamer. The film is written by Ek Iemchuen and follows the team of a traveling film company and pharmacy as they travel to spread the joy of live dubbed movies, while overcoming hardships, deceptions, and achieving their dreams.

The two original series Erase Y analog squad – both working titles – still have reception release dates. Erase is directed and produced by Parkpoom Wongpoom. The show follows the story of a complicated relationship with secrets to hide and a grim question to ponder: who do you want to cut out of your life? Parkpoom Wongpoom, Jirassaya Wongsutin, and Tossaphon Riantong are the writers on the project.

analog squad is directed by Nithiwat Tharatorn and is set at the turn of the millennium where a group of misfits are hired to play the role of estranged family members to fill in the cracks of a broken family. Writers for the show include Nithiwat Tharatorn, Aummaraporn Phandintong, Chanathip Amonpiyaphong, and Sopana Chaowwiwatkul.

“When Netflix started in Thailand, we wanted to present content that went beyond what could be found on television or in the cinema,” the steam company said in a statement. “Through Thai subtitles and dubbing, we have opened the door to a treasure trove of movies and series from around the world for our members, including hugely popular K-dramas.”

The statement added: “In the past, creators had to make the international film circuit to spark interest. But with Netflix streaming the content to more than 190 countries around the world, countless opportunities open up. This, in turn, motivates creators to bring us their best ideas and produce their best work.”

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